Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Breaking Three breaks One and Two

i'll tell you first i'm not a Jew
a Muslim? No, i'm not that too
i'm not a Christian that's for sure
a Buddhist? No, not any more

but i have always loved the Word
the Ten Commandments that i heard
when i was young i learned them well
and now i'm old i've this to tell

the three or four that are the first
their meaning is in truth immersed
old Moses gave us words profound
their truth is such a solid ground

the first - "there is no truth but all"
it's infinite - there is no wall
no boundary to what can be
no limit to the truth you see

it's seems so simple yet it's not
the greatest of the Jew's Mitzvot
like quantum physics: if you know
you don't! Confused? To study go!

the second - is the most abused
and many a scholar's been confused
it talks of idols - gold or wood
a face on God is not so good

don't fool yourself is what it means
a piece of truth's not what it seems
you can not isolate one bit
and then in homage bow to it

i wonder if you understand?
so take a look at your right hand
is that the truth? is that hand you?
your fingernail is that "you" too?

The Truth you can not subdivide
and cast the unknown parts aside
the Wrath of God will strike you down
and in your foolishness you'll drown

and while we're talking number two
here's something you should never do
don't claim that God is this or that
He's merciful or tall or fat

because you see that's number three
to claim you know and make decree
to "swear to God" you know the truth
as if you were some clever sleuth

the Law dictates "do not assert"
the power of words is power to hurt
it's only in a court of Law
that you'll be sworn to what you saw

so don't mislead your fellow man
don't lead him to some Promised Land
don't seek to rule or lie to win
don't claim you know where to begin

those three above are all you need
the fourth means study them and heed:
each week one day is set aside
to know you should by them abide

one final word before i go
my words above are claims you know
i've broken number three it's true
and breaking that breaks one and two

doubt the validity? see here

if you liked this you might also like "At how the river roars"

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